Friday, March 20, 2015

Saturday Snapshots - The Sound of Music and Salzburg

Diane Sawyer's recent TV special "The Untold Story of the Sound of Music" reminded me of the Sound of Music tour my daughter-in-law and I took when we visited Salzburg. Yes, it was schmaltzy (our husbands declined to participate), but what a great time we had! So I searched through my photos from 2007 and pasted some of them below.
It's hard for me to believe that movie was made FIFTY years ago!


Leopoldskron Castle was used for exterior shots of the VonTrapp's home
In one scene the children fell into Leopoldskron Lake while canoeing.


Here's the "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" gazebo


Mondsee Cathedral where Maria and Captain VonTrapp married

The Salzburg graveyard where the VonTrapps hid from the Nazis

View of Salzburg from Hohensalzburg Fortress, 400 feet above the Salzach River

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24 comments:

Brona Joy said...

That is so cool! I am sooo doing this tour when I get to Salzburg one day. The temptation to do the dance in the gazebo along the benches would be very strong :-)

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Gorgeous photos! And yes, it is hard to believe 50 years have flown by since that movie....time has not broken the spell the movie had on us, however. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I was crazy about SofM from the time that our choir did a SofM concert when I was way, way back in fifth grade.

Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos.

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Louise said...

How great. I know so many people who have done this tour- everyone loves it. Perhaps I'll get to Salzburg one day too....

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

It looks wonderful! The guys missed out!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

That thought crossed my mind too. Unfortunately, the gazebo was locked!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I've heard that some movie theaters feature Sound of Music sing-alongs. Wouldn't that be fun?

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I agree.

Susan Lindquist said...

I'd have LOVED that tour, no matter how schmaltzy! Schmaltz is one of my favorite things!

Leovi - La FotografĂ­a Efectista Abstracta said...

Exquisite pictures, I love this exquisite place !!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Mine too! I loved the E.T. ride at Universal Studios, even though the men in our group called it "lame."

Sandra Nachlinger said...

The city and surrounding area are definitely worth a visit. We spent several days there.

Melinda Ott said...

I went to Salzburg with my mom in 1988 and loved it! The thing I remember is that the gazebo was so much smaller than I expected!

Jen Masssey napierdailyphoto.blogspot.co.nz said...

LOVE the architecture :)

grammajudyb said...

What a great trip! What fun!

Arti said...

What a memorable tour of the movie setting. Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

So do I. A lovely town.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

It was a lot of fun, especially since I shared it with my daughter-in-law.

Indrani said...

Amazing views. I was there 4 years back and I too had a memorable experience. Great pics, they took me there again. :)
Happy SS!

judy said...

Nice photos! You have a sure hand with the camera.

Ginx Craft said...

I loved seeing your shots of the settings for the Sound of Music. My church recently had a singalong showing of the film.

jacquie said...

Schmaltzy or not, the photos are grand:) I would love to do that one day!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

It sure was fun!

Heather said...

Great series of photos -- love the aerial view in the bottom one.